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1899 The Head­in­g­ley ground in Leeds was used for Test cricket for the first time when Eng­land and Aus­tralia fought out a low-scor­ing draw.

1967 Primo Carn­era, once the heav­i­est world box­ing cham­pion, died at the age of 60. He weighed in at 19st 4lb when he made his sec­ond de­fence against Tommy Loughran in 1934.

2000 Frank Ri­jkaard quit as coach of Hol­land af­ter the joint hosts crashed out of Euro 2000 on penal­ties to Italy in a tense semi­fi­nal in Am­s­ter­dam.

2009 Wim­ble­don’s new Cen­tre Court roof was used in a match at the tour­na­ment for the first time af­ter rain in­ter­rupted the clash be­tween Di­nara Sa­fina and Amelie Mau­resmo.

2011 Jo-Wil­fried Tsonga pro­duced an up­set at Wim­ble­don as the French­man beat third seed Roger Fed­erer 3-6 6-7 (3/7) 6-4 6-4 6-4 in the quar­ter-fi­nals.

2012 Lon­don Welsh won pro­mo­tion to rugby union’s Premier­ship af­ter win­ning their ap­peal against a Rugby Football Union de­ci­sion to block them from the top flight on the grounds that they did not meet min­i­mum stan­dards. The ap­peal’s suc­cess meant New­cas­tle were rel­e­gated.

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